Cape Town’s Transport Crisis

The public transport situation in South Africa is plunging the working poor into chaos. They have been placed far away from Industrial and commercial centres where they work. For this dysfunctional arrangement, one of Apartheid’s worst legacies, they are paying a prohibitive price. There is a systemic transport crisis in most areas of the country,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Wellbeing Economy

Located within a global crisis characterised by extreme inequality, devastating climate change and hopelessness, The Wellbeing Economy picks up where Fioramonti’s previous works, notably GDP: Gross Domestic Problem, leave off. As with that book, Fioramonti lays out a myriad of problems with mainstream economic dogma that posit growth as the basis for human flourishing. The... Continue Reading →

Join the IFAA Student and Youth Network!

The IFAA Student and Youth Department aims to create, support and empower a network and community of progressive students, young academics and youth in civil society to participate in the realisation of an alternative society based on the principles of justice and equality. How do I join? IFAA’s Student and Youth department would love to... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival

The inaugural Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival aims to bring together academics, students, activists, policymakers, researchers and members of the public into a conversation about the present and future of economic thinking, teaching and public debate in Africa, and South Africa in particular. It does this in search of an economics discourse, education, and practice... Continue Reading →

The Imperative for Productive and Jobs-Rich Investment

Capitalist development since the Second World War ushered in unprecedented rates of capital accumulation and structural change in the world economy in the form of rapid industrialisation. Fast and sustained industrialisation has been associated with large increases in wage employment, labour productivity, and health and educational welfare. Countries that have been able to mobilise rapid... Continue Reading →

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